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Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

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“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For any lost seniors out there:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more.

Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/28, Tuesday 9/29, Wednesday 9/30, and Thursday 10/1 at 11:00, 1:00, and
3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Dates: Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1
Times: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day
Place: Olin Library

WESupport International Students

From Elizabeth Arslanoglou ’16:

Are you an international student? Are you facing difficulties in adapting to classes and social life at WES? Do you feel that your cultural norms are different from those in the US? Do you believe that there are many things you just don’t get here? Do you feel homesick? Do you want a group of people similar to you to talk to?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us in our New Mental Health Support Group, specifically focused on International Students. The group will be facilitated by trained students who will also be active participants in the discussion. We will be having weekly friendly conversations about issues that concern us, relative to our transition from other cultures into a US college campus. You are not the only one out there facing “culture shock” so come share your experiences and thoughts!

Date: February 23-May 11
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel Meditation Room



10353547_10153095431921177_6367538421406283836_nZia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 writes in:

TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)

Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.

We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert

Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room

Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31

Date: January 28th-29th
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday)

Volunteer Info Meeting for Bone Marrow Drive

Kirby Sokolow ’14 sends in this plea:

Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry next Friday, December 7th and is in need of volunteers! We will be holding an informational meeting on volunteering: Tuesday, December 4th at 7:15 pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 112.

Every year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant using blood stem cells from a caring stranger. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow ’14 atasokolow(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

Wes Thinks Big Screening

From the awesome Hannah Vogel ’13 who knows that some peeps didn’t get tickets to this event on time (and were very sad about it):

We’re all very excited for Wesleyan Thinks Big!

If you didn’t get a ticket, we’ll be screening the live stream in PAC001 at 8PM Tuesday! Seating is first come first serve. Pray to the internet buffer gods, please. Come get cheese in Zelnick after!

If you did get a ticket, we’re extending pick-up by one day. PLEASE come pick up your ticket at Usdan, 12-1PM! You can pick it up at the door if you must, but it will be slow and chaotic. Wouldn’t you like your WTB experience to be as relaxing as possible? If you haven’t picked it up by 7:50 on Tuesday, we’re giving away your seat to whoever shows up to be on the waitlist.


Date: TONIGHT, December 4
Time: 8pm
Place: PAC001
Cost: Free hundred dollars (I see what you did there, Vogel.)
Facebook: Woot woot

Wes Students for a Free Society Discussion: Richie Adelstein on Libertarian Ethics

Charlie Smith ’15’s political sensibilities are less routine at Wesleyan than his name is:

Is taxation theft? Or is a government policy as moral as its outcome?

Does capitalism necessitate a system of natural rights? Does the free market presuppose an objective good?

Difficult questions, but surely Richie Adelstein has the answers. Come join Wesleyan Students for a Free Society for our final meeting of the semester.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:20 pm
Place: Room 421 PAC
Cost: taxation with representation

WSA Elections Now Open

From the WSA:

Dear Students,
The Winter Elections and Winter Survey are now open at There are eight at-large seats to be filled. Voting will be open from now until 11:59pm December 7th. We strongly encourage you to vote, and have your voice represented.

Your feedback is very important for all of us students here at Wesleyan to make our university what we all want it to be. As always, your thoughts, complaints, comments, concerns, etc. are welcome at wsa[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or talk with any of your representatives.

Good luck with the rest of your semester,
Grant Tanenbaum ’15, Chloe Murtaugh ’15, Mari Jarris ’14
WSA Elections Committee

The Jaded Basil Seeks Submissions

The lovely Kristen Raddatz ’13 brings a super spiffy writing opportunity to you all:

The Jaded Basil wants your creative writing!

We are Wesleyan’s new online literary magazine, and we publish fiction of any kind – all literary styles, genres, subjects, and forms are welcome. We publish monthly issues, and we update our blog regularly with random goodness that we find on the interwebs. Our goal as a literary magazine is to provide Wes writers with an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced editor, improve their writing, and see their work published. Also, of course, to delight and stretch the imagination. You can find us HERE.

ROLLING SUBMISSIONS! Send your brilliant writing to: thejadedbasil(at)gmail(dot)com.

Date: Now
Website: The Most Jaded of Basils

College of Letters Open House

Samantha Januszeski ’13 wants to let the freshmen (and other prospective students) about the College of Letters:

To the Freshmen:

The College of Letters is hosting open houses on Monday December 3, and Tuesday the 4th at 4:15 pm. For those of you who don’t know what the COL is, it’s “ a three-year interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy.” If this sounds like something you might be interested in, stop by the library on Monday or Tuesday for coffee, cookies, & information. A more detailed overview of the major is available here.

Date: Monday (December 3rd) & Tuesday (December 4th)
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: COL Library (41 Wyllys, 3rd floor)
Cost: FREE! (And there’s free coffee and cookies!!!)